SIVIC is an open source framework for medical imaging (DICOM MR Spectroscopy) processing and visualization. SIVIC provides many features to facilitate processing and analysis of the MRS (MR Spectroscopy) imaging as it also provides a Horos plugin to ease image sharing, transfer, and processing with Horos DICOM viewer for Mac OSX users.
SIVIC development is managed by Nelson Lab which is part of department of Radiology of UCSF (University of California, San Francisco). Nelson Lab is dedicated for development of techniques for acquisition, reconstruction, and quantitative analysis of Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging and spectral data.
Magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic test for measuring biochemical changes in the brain, especially the presence of tumors. Indication: It's often ordered when the cause of a lesion is unclear based on the known information.
MR spectroscopy is conducted on the same machine as a conventional MRI. Spectroscopy is a series of tests that are added to the MRI scan of a brain or spine to measure the chemical metabolism of a suspected tumor.
MR spectroscopy analyzes molecules such as hydrogen ions or protons. Proton spectroscopy is more commonly used. There are several different metabolites, or products of metabolism, that can be measured to differentiate between tumor types.
Despite the file size for the application, it's built with C++, but researchers/ and radiologists should be able to use its full potential as its feature-rich application that works with almost every desktop operating system.
SIVIC team offers many educational materials in their WIKI including tutorials in PDF format which include: How to setup SIVIC for OsiriX and Horos, How to use the GUI and command-line port, Docker setup and deployment with SIVIC.
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